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Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Disaster or Deliverance?

Disaster or Deliverance

"And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose."

—Romans 8:28

Chuck Swindoll tells the story of a man who was shipwrecked on an uninhabited island. He painstakingly built a little hut for protection from the elements where he could keep the few items he had salvaged from the wreck.

For weeks he lived in this little hut, with only the hot sun and cold nights to keep him company. Prayerfully, he scanned the horizon for the approach of a ship, but nothing appeared.

Then one evening, when he returned from a search for food, he was terrified to find his little hut in flames! He tried to put the fire out, but it was too late. Everything he had in the world had gone up in smoke.

He went to sleep that night listening to the pounding of the surf, amazed at his misfortune. The next morning he awoke to find a ship anchored at the shore! It was the first ship he had seen in all the weeks he had been marooned.

Still trying to believe his eyes, he heard footsteps, and then heard the captain's voice: "We saw your smoke signal and came to rescue you!"

What may seem like a disaster in your life might be just the thing that leads to your deliverance!

Has God used bad things in your life to bring about good?
~Greg Laurie~

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